How to Convert and Import AVI to iTunes on Mac (Mountain Lion included)
Let’s say you have a bunch of AVI movies or TV shows on your Mac, and want to import AVI to iTunes library, either for organization or for importing to your iPad, iPod or iPhone for playback on the go. To add files in AVI to iTunes library for any use, you need to convert AVI to iTunes-friendly format like QuickTime MOV, because AVI is not compatible with iTunes. Below is a step-by-step tutorial about how to convert and import AVI movies to iTunes on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion included).
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How to convert AVI and import AVI to iTunes on Mac OS X
Step 1. Add AVI files to the AVI to iTunes Mac app
Drag & drop AVI files to the program. Or go to the “File” menu, choose “Add Video Files” to locate the AVI files you want to add. The AVI to iTunes Mac app supports batch conversion for saving your time, so you can add several files at one time.
Step 2. Select the output format
Now you should select an iTunes-friendly output format, such as MOV, MP4 or M4V, for these videos. If you are not satisfied with the video settings, you can click the “Option” button to change video resolution, frame rate, bit rate and codec and so on.
To make your AVI conversion simpler, if you want to import the output video to Apple devices like iPad, iPod, iPhone and more for convenient playback, you can choose the corresponding output format.
PS: If you’ve set one of the items in the Apple Devices list as the output format, the output videos could be uploaded to iTunes automatically.
Have several AVI files and prefer to combine all of them, so that you can enjoy a long movie without any pause? Just check “Merge into one File”.
Note: This Mac Lion AVI to iTunes Video Converter also allows you to extract audio like MP3, AAC, etc. from AVI movies or AVI TV shows on Mac.
Step 3. Start the AVI to iTunes conversion on Mac OS X
Hit the “Convert” button to start the video conversion. This AVI to iTunes converter for Mac will get the rest done. If you are not willing to wait for the accomplishment of the video conversion, you can set “After the conversion, shut down my computer”. That’s it!
Step 4. Import AVI to iTunes on Mac
If you’ve selected MOV as the output format, after the video conversion, you should add MOV files to iTunes. Launch iTunes, drag and drop AVI files to iTunes.
The advantages of this AVI to iTunes Video Converter for Mac are low CPU use, high conversion speed and capable of maintaining the output videos in good quality. Now you can put your favorite AVI movies on your iPod and enjoy them on the go!